BED TIME ROUTINES.
Having a sweet little on in our family now has changed my perspective on a lot of things. I look at life differently, I do things differently, and I do things that I may not like because I know it will benefit King. Being a mom changes everything in your life. Life is no longer about me, everything I do is now for King and I am 100% okay with that. There is nothing else that I would rather do than have everything I do be for my sweet little man.
We have been trying hard to get him into a bedtime routine, and it hasn’t been easy. I want it to be something that will be the same for him all the time as he grows. I don’t want the time to be the same (I don’t want to have to leave places or things because it’s time for bed), but I do want everything else to stay the same.
We have started making changes to what we are doing with him. We now give him his medicine, bath him, lotion him, put his jammies on, and then head to bed. Something we have learned about our sweet boy with this process is that he needs noise. He is a lot more content when he has some kind of noise. We use to use a white noise app on my phone, but that got old to me fast so I have started trying something new. I have started playing audiobooks for him through Audible. They have so many different books that we never have to listen to the same book twice. I hated leaving the TV on all the time and filling the silence with things that we weren’t really learning or growing from. I have loved turning on books for both of us. Sometimes we listen to kids books for him, or once he falls asleep I turn on a book that I have been wanting to read.
Audiobooks through Audible aren’t just for the little ones. I have always wanted to be more of a reader, but I can never just sit down and read a book. I feel as if I have too much to do and that I am not using my time wisely if I am just sitting and reading (lame I know). I love that I can still be cleaning my house and doing laundry, but also listening to a book at the same time.
Our bedtime routine has been so much more fun with listening to Dr. Seuss books while we bath! The narrators in the books really make the characters come alive and I find myself entertained and giggling at King’s books. I love that we are creating memories as a family during bath time that we will remember forever and that we are filling the silence for King with books. I mean what is better than that?? We even listen to books while we go for walks on our phones. We love that our books can go anywhere with us so easily.
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